Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 16th September 1987, Westway Dairy

The Princess of Wales visits the new Westway Dairy plant in West London on 16th September 1987. At this occasion she wears a sophisticated, burgundy silk dress finely striped with cream by Victor Edelstein. The dress offers a contrast between the tight, trim cummerbund belt and the fussier matching bow ans puff sleeves.

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Duchess Kate: “Beatrice” maxi dress by Alice by Temperley

Cream chiffon “Beatrice” floor-sweeping maxi dress in bohemian style with intricate red and taupe embroidery, featuring a round neckline, a golden button placket detail with keyhole detail, half sheer puff sleeves, a banded high waist gathers bodice, A-line maxi skirt and a zip at the back. By Alice by Temperley.

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This is not a style I really like, in my opinion it is a lack-lustre piece.

1- Kate wore it on 18th September 2012 at a State Dinner in Tuvalu.

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Duchess Kate: Black and tiny white polka dot suit

Classic tailored black and tiny white polka dot print suit. The suit consists of a short fitted jacket featuring flap pockets, fabric covered buttons and black piping along the collar and pockets and a knee-length pencil skirt. Designer unknown.

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Classic suit looking elegant and understated.

1- Kate Middleton wore it on 4th April 2007 to attend an Art show in Dublin, Ireland.

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2- The suit was worn again on 16th June 2008 at the service for the Most Noble Order of the Garter at St George’s Chapel, Windsor Castle.

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3- Once Duchess of Cambridge, Kate wore the suit on 11th December 2013 to sign Nelson Mandela’s book of condolence at South Africa House in London.

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4- The suit was worn again on 17th November 2015 at the French Embassy in London to sign a condolence book in honor of those affected by the terrorist attacks in Paris.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 23rd June 1992, Royal Albert Hall, London

The Princess of Wales attends a tribute concert for Sammy Davis Jr. at the Royal Albert Hall on 23rd June 1992. She wears a double-breasted black and white banded nautical-style silk cocktail suit by Catherine Walker with a square neckline, a double row of pearl and diamanté buttons and long sleeves with white cuffs.

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Duchess Kate: Cream coat dress by Alexander McQueen

Cream coat dress featuring long sculptural sleeves, a Peter Pan collar, overlay detail, and pleats on the skirting. By Alexander McQueen.

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This is a beautiful piece with a gorgeous fabric and colour and lovely details. I would however not have included the Peter Pan collar in the design as there are already a lot of detailings in the design.

1- The Duchess of Cambridge wore this coat dress on 4th August 2014 during the 100th anniversary of World War I at Saint-Laurent Abbey in Liege and St Symphorien Cemetery near Mons, Belgium.

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Princess Diana, One Day One Dress: 2nd December 1982, Great Ormond Hospital, London

Diana arrives at the Great Ormond Street Hospital for Sick Children on 2nd December 1982.She wears a raspberry pink woollen double-breasted two-piece suit designed by Jasper Conran. The long jacket has turned back cuffs, a mandarin collar and fastens with a double row of transparent buttons. The suit is completed with a full skirt.

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Duchess Kate: black and white polka dot dress by Topshop

Black and white polka dot short dress made of viscose rayon featuring small sleeves, gathers at the waist and a zip at the back. By the British brand Topshop.

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This is a pretty dress but there is nothing extraordinary about it.

1- Kate wore it on 26th April 2013 at the Warner Bros Leavesden Studio in London.

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2- The Duchess of Cambridge wore the dress again on 15th May 2013 to attend William Van Cutsem and Rosie Ruck Keene’s Wedding in Ewelme.

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